Advanced Heart Failure Center

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University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute and
University Hospitals Transplant Institute


Guilherme Oliveira, MD, PhD, Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Soon Park, MD, Cardiac Surgery


Heart Transplant
Guilherme Oliveira, MD, PhD
Soon Park, MD
Basar Sareyyupoglu, MD, Cardiac Surgery
Rachel Kayatin, RN, Coordinator
Alexandria Bojansky, RN, Coordinator

Michael Zacharias, MD, Cardiology
Benjamin Medalion, MD, Cardiac Surgery
Basar Sareyyupoglu, MD, Cardiac Surgery
Lauren Meece, CNP, Coordinator
Madison Edge, RN, Coordinator

Heart Failure
Mahazarin Ginwalla, MD, Cardiology
Heather Blume, CNP


Barbara Demagall, RN


Please call 216-844-2500
For hospital transfers, please call 216-844-1111

Conditions Treated

• Advanced heart failure
• Chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy
• Genetic cardiomyopathies
• Cardiac amyloidosis
• Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
• Pulmonary hypertension
• Right ventricular failure
• Advanced valvular heart disease
• Cardio-renal disease
• Cardiac disease in pregnancy


• Complex heart failure medical management
• Conventional surgical management of heart failure (CABG and valve surgery)
• Surgical and interventional left ventricular restoration
• Implantation of right and left ventricular assist devices (temporary and durable)
• Heart transplantation
• Lung transplantation
• Cardiomems pulmonary artery pressure telemonitoring
• Left ventricular restoration therapy (LV Parachute)
• Experimental stem cell therapies
• Experimental drug therapies

Distinguishing Features

• Multidisciplinary team with cardiac surgery and heart failure cardiology working side by side
• First center in Ohio to place biventricular durable LVADs
• Expertise in full spectrum of heart failure therapy
• National and international training center for Cardiomems implantation
• Member of select NHLBI-designated Heart Failure Network

About UH Cleveland Medical Center
At the core of University Hospitals’ $4 billion health system is UH Cleveland Medical Center, ranked among America’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. UH Cleveland Medical Center is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the nation, including cancer, pediatrics, women’s health, orthopedics, radiology, neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, digestive health, transplantation and genetics. Its main campus includes UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation; UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital, Ohio’s only hospital for women; and UH Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University.

October 2016